Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good Stuff In TEC: Texas

Episcopal churches complex affordable housing renovations

Local Episcopal churches will celebrate a different type of resurrection Saturday.

The Episcopal churches in Corpus Christi have helped to renovate an affordable housing complex.

The Cliff Maus Village Apartments will be re-dedicated in a ceremony from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at the apartments,1458 West Point Road. The renovations have helped to replace all of the complex’s roofs, parking lots, heating and air conditioning units and stairways, said John Warren, a Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal parishioner who is on the Board of Trustees and is helping to spearhead the project at the property which has been in operation since 1970 and is owned by the Episcopal churches in Corpus Christi.

“Three years ago I was embarrassed to go out there considering the conditions; it was in poor shape and I was very concerned for the tenants,” Warren said.

The seven parishes involved are: All Saints Episcopal Church, Church of Reconciliation, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Christopher’s By The Sea in Portland and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, Warren said.

Warren said the complex was in jeopardy of being foreclosed on because of a lack of money before the Ed Rachal Foundation stepped in to help pay for the $1.5 million in renovations during the past 2 1/2 years.

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